Sunday, May 6, 2012

Shared Solar Micro Grids

 Here's an interesting company called Offgrid Electric that is working to make "solar garden" style micro-grids.This is perfect for rural electrification that leapfrogs fossil fuels and transmission lines completely.

I wonder if the subscribers can gain ownership... there is a company in India called Simpa Solar that does this, crediting electric purchases towards the panel price, and getting a 2-3 year payback (wish we could do that in the states!)

I'm sure we'll be seeing more of this - remote areas in the U.S. such as Colorado's San Luis Valley can become semi-independent micro-grids.

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